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Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/ANotebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A (Macbook Pro 17 inch Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2760QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011-10 MD311LL/A

80% Apple Fall 2011 MacBook Pro 17-ingh Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's silent refresh of the Apple MacBook Pro 17 added a few spec increases that help keep the system at high levels of performance. It gets a slightly faster quad core processor and AMD graphics processor. Everything else remains the same which means that it still has the thinnest profile and lightest weight of 17-inch laptops as well as some of the best battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011)
Source: PC Mag English
Last, but certainly not least, the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011) has been outfitted with several new internal components, namely a faster 2.4GHz quad-core processor (and as yet unnamed member of the Intel Core i7 line), and an AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory. Other components held over from the previous iteration include a spacious 750GB 5,400rpm spinning hard drive, 4GB of RAM, and an internal battery providing an estimated battery-life of 7-hours.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2011

Foreign Reviews

Hörbar schneller
Source: c't - 3/12 German
fast but loud
Single Review, , Short, Date: 01/01/2012

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6770M:

Fastest card of the 6600M/6700M series with GDDR5 memory, UVD3 and Eyefinity+ support. Is the immediate successor to the HD 5770 with more cores and higher clock rates

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2760QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.4-3.5 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)